March 20th, 2015,
Back in February I photographed an event for the Tempe Bike Action Group. Wrote a brief blog post about it which you can find below. The pictures from the day came out good and were pretty popular on facebook among the TBAG crowd. So when they invited me to photograph their St Patrick's Day Potluck, I figured why the hell not. I had nothing better to do on a Tuesday night.
The potluck was run by Tempe CRAP Ride. CRAP being an acronym for (Car Resistance Action Party). They're a group of cool bike enthusiasts who get together regularly and go group rides around town that finish at a different bar each time.
The evening starting off kinda rocky. First I dropped my flashgun which rendered it pretty much useless. Then my camera was having trouble focusing due to the dark lighting conditions. Could have fixed the problem if I had a working flashgun. :P
But I powered through the event and took as many pictures as possible. All in all I think the night was a success. I took some good pictures and TBAG was happy with the results. As long as the customers are happy, I’m happy.
You can learn more about Bike Saviours at http://www.bikesaviours.org/) and Tempe Bike Action Group at http://www.biketempe.org/).
March 24th, 2015,
It was a typical Monday night. I was chilling on my bed wasting time on the internet when suddenly my roommate popped in my bedroom and invited me to this event Bike Saviours was putting on. They do a weekly Arte Nite (yes, that is how they spell it) where they invite people to participate in fun craft projects. This time it was welding night. I was already pretty tired and hesitant to go venture out on a weeknight since I work my editing day-job super early in the morning. However it sounded like a promising photography opportunity so I forced myself out of bed and tagged along.
Overall it was fun. I met some cool people and got a lot of great pics of the crew at work. The sparks from the welding made some really dynamic imagery.
You can learn more about Bike Saviours at (http://www.bikesaviours.org/)
March 30th, 2015,
Last weekend I took a backpacking trip with the Outward Bound club. They’re a bunch of my old college friends who formed a facebook group for camping and hiking activities. I’m pretty new to the ‘Gila Monster Crew’ but I’ve known these guys for years. All good people and real fun to be around.
This was my first backpacking trip with the group and I was excited to take my camping gear out for a spin. We headed to the Parsons Trail up north by Cottonwood, AZ. The hiking conditions were perfect. Good weather, a low populated trail, challenging yet not too difficult terrain, and plenty of shade to rest under. The only real struggle was the stream crossings which we managed with only a few slips and falls.
Overall it was an awesome weekend. Snagged some great pictures of wildflowers, star trails, and my friends being goofy. Looking forward to taking more trips with this group.